West St. Paul Mini Soccer

  
 
2022 West St. Paul Mini Soccer
 
Registration for West St. Paul Mini Soccer runs in March - the Season is in May & June
 
Unfortunately West St. Paul does not have an Indoor Mini Soccer Program!  
 
Garden City C.C. or Gateway C.C. do run an Indoor Mini Program, so you can check with them to register


  
Registration for the 2022 WSP Mini Soccer Season is NOW CLOSED!
 
The 2022 Mini Soccer Season will begin the week of May 16
 
Mini Soccer is a FUN League for children to start learning the basics of soccer, meet new friends and have fun!

The children enrolled in Mini Soccer are in the Active Start Stage – which gives them the opportunity to develop basic movement skills like running, jumping, landing, kicking, throwing, and catching in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement.

Thank-you to all the parents that volunteered to COACH Mini Soccer!

Coaches are VOLUNTEERS, please respect ALL coaches, parents and children

Without volunteer coaches, this program cannot run!

2022 West St. Paul Mini Soccer Season


Important Information for all Mini Soccer Players:


For the 2022 Mini Soccer Season teams are co-ed with a mixture of boys & girls on each team.  For the U5 Age Group all West St. Paul Mini Soccer Teams will play against each other.  For the U6 and U7/U8 Age Groups there were not enough West St. Paul Teams to make a schedule, so WSP will be playing against the East St. Paul Mini Soccer Teams of the same age group.


Mini Soccer is a FUN League for children to start learning the basics of soccer, meet new friends and have fun!


The children enrolled in Mini Soccer are in the Active Start Stage – which gives them the opportunity to develop basic movement skills like running, jumping, landing, kicking, throwing, and catching in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement.


Thank-you to all the parents that volunteered to COACH Mini Soccer!  Coaches are VOLUNTEERS, please respect ALL coaches, parents and children. Without volunteer coaches, this program would not be running.


FAQ’s:


1. When does the Mini Soccer Season run?

The 2022 Mini Soccer Season will begin the week of May 16


2. What do the players need to wear / bring?

  • cleats / runners & socks
  • shin guards
  • shorts or pants, depending on the weather conditions
  • water bottle
  • No jewelry please!  Earrings can be taped for games
  • A Soccer Ball and Jersey will be provided for the season!  Players can keep the Soccer Ball but Jersey will have to be returned at the end of the season


3. Days & Times of Games

U5 (2017/2018)- Tuesday & Thursday - 6pm

U6 (2016) - Monday & Wednesday - 6pm

U7/U8 (2015/2014) - Tuesday & Thursday - 7:15pm


Parents/Guardians, please ensure that someone will be staying on-site with your child during the duration of Mini Soccer (1hr).  You are encouraged to participate with your child during the training session of the program! 


4. Weather Conditions

Games are played come rain, snow, or shine. Only extreme weather (lightening) or hazardous field conditions (soaked fields) will cause cancellations. Lightning must be present, not forecast.  Sometimes, games get played in both wet and cold weather. Splash pants (over shorts) and a light jacket (under jerseys) are allowed in these conditions.

 

5. Snacks

Due to the number of different allergies, having a team snack is not a requirement of Mini Soccer.  Please do not feel obligated to bring or arrange team snacks.

If your child has allergies or medication that you would like the coaches to be aware of please outline this info to them.


6. Can players still sign up for 2022 Mini Soccer?

Unfortunately, no – registrations for Mini Soccer was held in March

Teams are now formed so no additional registrations will be taken at this time


On Monday we have moved ALL WSP U6 Games to Centennial Park 

 

Day

Date

Start Time

WSP A

WSP B

WSP C

Monday

27-Jun-22

6:00 PM

ESP 4 vs. WSP 3

ESP 3 vs. WSP 2

ESP 2 vs. WSP 1


 

 

 Game cancellations due to weather:

Games are played come rain, snow, or shine. Only extreme weather (lightening) or hazardous field conditions (soaked fields) will cause cancellations. Lightning must be present, not forecast.  Sometimes, games get played in both wet and cold weather. Splash pants (over shorts) and a light jacket (under jerseys) are allowed in these conditions. 

WYSA (Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association) posts on game days if games will be called off due to weather

Visit the WYSA Website for info on Cancellations

WYSA Twitter

WYSA Facebook

  

U5 - Mini Soccer Schedule
 
U6 - Mini Soccer Schedule
 
U7/U8 - Mini Soccer Schedule
All U5 Games & U6 Games scheduled on WSP A will be played in West St. Paul at Centennial Park - between Willis Rd & Slater Rd

 

U7/U8 Games scheduled on WSP #1 & #2 Fields will be played in West St. Paul at the Sunova Centre - West St. Paul's Recreation Site - 48 Holland Road

 
 

 U6 & U7/U8 Games scheduled on ESP D, ESP F, ESP H or ESP I will be played in East St. Paul at the East St. Paul Soccer Fields - located at 3412 Raleigh St


MORE Volunteer Coaches are NEEDED in order to run the West St. Paul Mini Soccer Program! 

Without volunteers to coach, the program will not be able to operate

 If you, or someone you know, are willing to COACH a WSP Mini Soccer Team please email recreation@weststpaul.com

Coaches can be mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, big brother, big sister, auntie, uncle or cousin!


Mini Soccer Coaches Corner:

Volunteer Coaches are NEEDED in order to run the West St. Paul Mini Soccer Program!  Without volunteers to coach, the program will not be able to operate

Here is a basic rundown of what coaches are responsible for:

  • Picking up WSP Mini Soccer Equipment from the Sunova Centre, bringing it to each game and returning it at the end of the season
  • Introducing yourself to your team, communicating game schedules and being present at each game
  • Running a few warm-up exercises with kids (e.g. a lap around the field, stretching, jumping jacks, arm circles, etc.).
  • Running soccer drills and skills before games (e.g. dribbling a ball around cones, practicing shooting on net, etc.). 
  • Help ensure players get equal playing time (substitute lines approximately every 3 minutes).
  • Make sure players stay on the field when they are playing and on the sidelines when they are not playing.
  • Help teach good sportsmanship. Encourage players to cheer on their teammates and congratulate the other team for a game well played!

That’s it! At this age, you don’t need to be a professional soccer player to coach your child’s team. In fact, it’s completely okay if you’ve never played soccer before. It’s more about teaching kids how to be a team player (taking turns on the field, passing and sharing the ball, cheering for their teammates).

 

West St. Paul Soccer Coach "To Do” Check-List:

Complete the appropriate MSA Coaches Clinic for the age group you are coaching

Complete Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders

Obtain a Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check

Obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check

Submit copies of each certificate, completed checks and receipts for expenses incurred to recreation@weststpaul.com


All coaches must complete the following: 

Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Course

All coaches are required to have completed appropriate Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Course for the age group you plan to Coach

  • Active Start – U4-U6
  • FUNdamentals – U6-U9
  • LEARN TO TRAIN – U9-U12
  • SOCCER FOR LIFE – U13 +

The theoretical portion of the Coaching Courses are completed ONLINE through Canada Soccer – click HERE to sign up

The on-field practical portion of the Coaches Courses are completed through Manitoba Soccer Association on the following days:

  • Active Start and FUNdamentals: Saturday, May 14th from 9AM-12PM at Shaughnessy Park Field (709 Keewatin Street)
  • Learn to Train and Soccer for Life: Sunday, May 15th from 12-4PM at WSF South Indoor Complex (211 Chancellor Matheson Road)
  • Learn to Train and Soccer for Life: Saturday, June 18th from 12-4PM at WSF South Indoor Complex (211 Chancellor Matheson Road)

Please note that in order to be fully completed with your specific grassroots course and to be compliant with the coaching requirements of Manitoba Soccer and Canada Soccer, you must complete both the online theoretical and on-field practical portion of the course.

Registration links can be found here: (First come, first serve – there is a capacity limit per course). If you are needing to complete two courses that are running on the same day (ie. Learn to Train and Soccer for Life) please register for the course that is appropriate for the current age group you are coaching.

 

ALL RECEIPTS are to be submitted to  recreation@weststpaul.com for reimbursements

 

Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders (Good for 5 years)

Free Course offered ONLINE through Sport Manitoba

If you have completed RIS in the past - click on "Click here to look it up" and input your email address that you would have used.  You will be able to see your certification date.  From that date your certification is good for 5 years.

If the date is past 5 years they will need to click "Click here to re-certify"

Coaches Clinic & RIS Certificates will need to be sent to recreation@weststpaul.com upon completion!

 

Coaches are also required to obtain & submit:

Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check (Good for 3 years)

West St. Paul Residents:

In order to volunteer with the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul a Criminal Record Search & Vulnerable Sector Check must be obtained through the Red River North (formerly East St. Paul) RCMP Detachment.  You must live in the RM of West St. Paul to obtain a Criminal Record Search through this RCMP Detachment.

Steps to obtain Criminal Record Search & Vulnerable Sector Checks:

1. Download the "Consent for Release of Information” (Criminal Record Check) and "Consent for Check for Sexual Offence for which a Record Suspension has Been Granted or Issued” (Vulnerable Sector Check) Forms

2. Please print the forms and complete all the highlighted areas. Be sure to initial "The Type of Record Check Required” where indicated

3. Hand in the completed forms and copies of two (2) pieces of valid Government issued identification, one of which must be photo identification to the Sunova Centre. Copies of 2 Pieces of ID is required!! Please do not send your Social Insurance Number

4. Completed forms, copies of your ID and a Volunteer Letter will be submitted to the Red River North RCMP Detachment on your behalf 

5. Completed criminal record check will be mailed within 10-14 business days upon receipt - it will be mailed directly to you.  Please bring a copy in to the Sunova Centre once received 

If you have a copy of a past Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check that is less than 3 years old please send a copy to recreation@weststpaul.com

 

City of Winnipeg Residents:

 To those that reside in Winnipeg please follow the process below to get your criminal record check started. 
2. Follow the instructions on the pages
3. Agency name: Rural Municipality of West St. Paul
4. Once submitted, please forward confirmation email received to recreation@weststpaul.com


Child Abuse Registry Checks (Good for 3 years)

2. Do not worry about the payment portion on the last page, just input your name on the top line
3. Hand in completed form and picture of two (2) pieces of valid ID used for verification to the Sunova Centre

4. Completed forms, copies of your ID will be submitted to FCNW on your behalf to be processed

5. Completed check will be mailed within 10-14 business days upon receipt - it will be mailed directly to you.  Please bring a copy in to the Sunova Centre once received 

 
If you have a copy of a past Child Abuse Registry Check that is less than 3 years old please send a copy to recreation@weststpaul.com

ALL RECEIPTS are to be submitted to recreation@weststpaul.com for reimbursements
 
Here is how to hand in the documents / copies of ID’s to the Sunova Centre:
  • Drop completed forms and copies of ID off directly to the Sunova Centre Office during regular Office Hours – Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-4pm
    • Put copies in a sealed envelope with your name on it – ATTENTION: West St. Paul MINI SOCCER
    • If Sunova Centre Office is CLOSED please put envelope in mailbox slot of office door (Office closed on Saturday/Sunday but Sunova Centre Building is open between 9am-4pm)
  • Drop completed forms and copies of ID off in the secured mailbox slot outside the RM of West St. Paul Municipal Office located at 3550 Main Street ANYTIME 
    • Put copies in a sealed envelope with your name on it – ATTENTION: West St. Paul MINI SOCCER
  • Email scan completed forms and copies of ID to recreation@westpaul.com – must be high resolution so forms can be printed!
  • Come directly to the Sunova Centre to fill out forms and get copies of ID made
    • An appointment has to be made in order to do this!  Contact to the Sunova Centre recreation@westpaul.com or 204-336-0294 (leave a message)
Resources for Coaches & Players – including trailing drills, skills and practice plans

 

Canada Soccer Pathway Coach’s Tool Kit:

Stage One – ACTIVE START U5 & U6

Stage Two – FUNdamentals  U6, U7 & U8

 

Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) Grassroots Practice Plans for U5-U18 Soccer

MSA’s Technical Department provides weekly practice plans for Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train Coaches

 

FCNW Training Drills:

U5    U6    U7    U8

Games are played come rain, snow, or shine. Only extreme weather (lightening) or hazardous field conditions (soaked fields) will cause cancellations. Lightning must be present, not forecast.  Sometimes, games get played in both wet and cold weather. Splash pants (over shorts) and a light jacket (under jerseys) are allowed in these conditions.

 
Game cancellations due to weather:

WYSA (Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association) posts on game days if games will be called off due to weather

Visit the WYSA Website for info on Cancellations

WYSA Twitter

WYSA Facebook

Manitoba Soccer Association Weather Guidelines